Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service: 1878-1915

Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service: 1878-1915

17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities

by Rebecca Locklear
Item: 88029
Price: $19.95

The U.S. Life-Saving Service (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard) installed eight-member rescue teams on remote coastlines of the USA. In the midst of violent storms, these men rowed out to shipwrecks to rescue those on board.

  • How did life-savers live and work in remote locations?
  • Why did ships run aground or sink?
  • How did the men perform rescues?

Investigate early search and rescue and become immersed the time period 1878-1915. Activities include games, drama, cooking, music, stories, science, research, and art. Also included is up-to-date information on hiking and boating survival skills.

Grades 4-12, 118 pages. Critical thinking and problem solving skills, group work, research areas. One of my top-selling resources!

Who uses Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service?

  • History teachers include in post-Civil War study
  • Homeschoolers use as a hands-on unit
  • Art teachers choose from 26 projects
  • Parents & scout leaders teach the survival skills
  • Museum personnel use activities for events
  • Music teachers create concerts  
  • Drama teachers prepare skits
  • Families enjoy for nighttime reading 
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